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Andrew Gale makes mark as EVO CEO

It’s all change at the top of business supplies distributor EVO, with Andrew Gale taking on the role of CEO, following the departure of Steve Haworth after six years in the post, and EVO Head of Finance
Jon Maxted being promoted to Group Finance Director. Gale’s first

Adrian Butler

action as CEO has been to free Adrian Butler from any responsibility for EVO’s Banner business so that, as VOW MD, Butler can focus fully on VOW Wholesale customers. Gale said: “Ade is VOW and is at his best working with our VOW customers. I want him and the VOW Sales team to focus 100% on helping our VOW Wholesale customers grow and win in the marketplace. The Banner sales leads will report into me directly moving forward.”


UiPath promotion for Kelleher

Enterprise automation software company UiPath has promoted John Kelleher to Area Vice President for the UK&I, from his previous position of VP of Strategic Accounts for EMEA. As leader of the UK team, Kelleher will help UiPath customers in the region make the transition from RPA deployments to enterprise-wide automation strategies delivered on the UiPath Business Automation platform. His appointment follows UiPath’s acquisition of Re:infer, a London-based start-up specialising in natural language processing (NLP) tools for enterprises.


ESG hire reinforces Westcon-Comstor Net-Zero focus
Westcon-Comstor has reinforced its commitment to Net-Zero and sustainability best practice in the channel by hiring Sarah-Jane McGaw as ESG Lead EMEA. Her appointment, following the promotion of Mark McLardie to Head of ESG, raises the distributor’s ESG team headcount to seven, up from two at the start of the year. McGaw, previously an environmental consultant at EcoAct, will help develop Westcon-Comstor’s decarbonisation roadmap, promote environmentally responsible technology solutions to the channel and show partners how they can reduce emissions. Mark McLardie, Head of ESG at Westcon-Comstor, said: “Every organisation needs to play its part in reducing carbon emissions. It’s not just about reducing our own emissions; we want to encourage change and have a big impact, and this means helping our partner community as well.”


Leo Craig

Riello extends reach with new Dublin branch
Italian-headquartered uninterruptible power supplies specialist Riello UPS has set up its 17th international branch to cover the Republic of Ireland’s thriving data centre sector. Riello UPS Ireland
Ltd, located in Dublin’s IT district, will be headed up by Leo Craig, who will combine this new role with his current position of MD of Riello UPS Ltd in the UK. A Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management (FISM), Craig is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP) and a Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (DCDEP) with more than 30 years’ experience in the critical power protection industry. Craig said: “The Irish market offers huge growth potential for us. The Riello UPS brand is already well established over here and we have strong links through several resellers and distributors. Having our own office and team on the ground will give us a much better foothold to increase our presence in the months and years to come.”


Emma de Sousa,

Adrian Gregory to replace De Sousa at Insight
After almost 20 years at the Fortune 500 solutions integrator, Emma de Sousa is to step down from her current role as President of Insight’s EMEA business on December 31, 2022. Her replacement, Adrian Gregory, will join on January 2, 2023. Insight CEO Joyce Mullen said: “We thank Emma for her phenomenal leadership and many years of success leading the UK and our EMEA business. Widely respected both within the industry and Insight, I’d also like to pay tribute to Emma’s enduring commitment to building a high performance, highly inclusive culture at Insight. We have looked carefully at the market and have found a terrific successor in Adrian.” For the last decade, Gregory has worked at Atos SE in a number of roles, including CEO of Northern Europe and APAC.


John Burton

New CEO for MDS Global

MDS Global, a provider of billing solutions to communication service providers, has named telecoms veteran John Burton as its CEO. Previously, CTO and COO at Nextgen Clearing, Burton began his career as a Developmental Engineer at Nortel Networks, before going on to set up and sell two telecommunications companies. MDS Global is part of Lumine Group, the telecommunications and media portfolio of Constellation Software Inc.


Bill Clayton

Bill Clayton fills new partner role at Pyramid Analytics
Decision intelligence platform provider Pyramid Analytics has strengthened the leadership team of its London office with the recruitment of a VP of Global Partner Sales to grow the company’s partner ecosystem. Bill Clayton, formerly of Oracle, IBM and Stibo Systems, brings 12 years’ experience in building partner ecosystems and more than 20 years’ experience of enterprise software to the newly created role. In the last 12 months Pyramid Analytics has tripled the size of its partner base in North America, the UK & Ireland, Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East and South Africa.


Jamie Brothwell

New leadership team for Exertis Pro AV

Exertis has established a team of dedicated AV specialists to head up the Exertis Pro AV division. Reporting into Jamie Brothwell, Director of Exertis Pro AV, the team consists of Commercial Director Al Coyne; Head of Sales Tim Fox; Head of AV Solutions Jon Grundy; and Commercial Manager Mark Sanderson. Jamie Brothwell said: “Having responsibility for restructuring and rebuilding the UK Exertis Pro AV business is the best project I’ve ever been a part of. Building and establishing a new management team, setting the strategy for growth, working with our geographical siblings around the world, and bringing to life and telling the story of Exertis Pro AV has been a joy to be part of.” Operating across 20 countries and with more than 500 employees, the Exertis Pro AV division offers a suite of products to support collaborative working.



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